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The Most Fragrant Roses

Fill your garden with sweet scents and beautiful blooms with these amazingly fragrant flowers. Here are our top 10 picks. Click on the plant names to learn more about them.

Rosa 'madame isaac pereire'Rosa 'Madame Isaac Pereire'

Considered one of the most fragrant roses in history, 'Madame Isaac Pereire' bears petal-filled, deep raspberry-rose flowers in spring and again in summer.


Rosa 'gertrude jekyll'Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Most English roses are wonderfully fragrant, so it's no surprise David Austin's 'Gertrude Jekyll' made the list. This easy-growing stunner offers great disease resistance and wonderful medium-pink flowers on a vigorous plant.

Rosa 'heritage'Rosa 'Heritage'

Another outstanding English rose, Heritage bears petal-filled soft-pink blooms that smell of sweet lemons. Many gardeners appreciate that it has fewer (at least than most roses) thorns on its canes and good disease resistance.

Rosa 'just joey'Rosa 'Just Joey'

You can't beat this hybrid tea rose's rich, warm color -- it's a beautiful blend of rich apricot and glowing orange. While 'Just Joey' appeals to the eye, it's really the way the rose appeals to your nose that makes it a garden favorite.

Rosa 'madame alfred carrière'Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carrière'

Another old-rose classic, this climbing rose was born in 1879 and features pink-blushed white flowers with a strong spicy-sweet scent. It bears a continuous supply of blooms and is perfect for clothing a wall or pergola (especially since it bears fewer thorns than most roses).

Rosa 'new dawn'Rosa 'New Dawn'

Climbing roses can be just as fragrant as their bushy cousins -- a fact proven by gorgeous 'New Dawn'. It features big, soft-pink flowers throughout the summer. Be sure to give 'New Dawn' plenty of room to climb!

Rosa 'roseraie de l'hay' Rosa 'Roseraie de l'Hay'

Among the hardiest of all roses, this rugosa-type shrub bears magenta-purple blooms filled with a very strong, sweet fragrance. It's long blooming and wonderfully disease resistant, too.

Rosa 'fragrant cloud'Rosa 'Fragrant Cloud'

An award-winner that offers offers a captivating fragrance in its big coral-red blooms. 'Fragrant Cloud' is a vigorous hybrid tea.


Rosa 'fragrant delight' Rosa 'Fragrant Delight'

Given the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the RHS this lovely floribunda rose produces clusters of fragrant, double, coral-pink flowers.


Rosa 'fragrant memories'Rosa 'Fragrant Memories'

The pure-white flowers are packed with petals and a sweet fragrance.